[BiO BB] BLAST vs SW searches

nabula easter thriotus at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 8 17:36:44 EDT 2001

hi group, 
 what is the difference between BLAST searches and
Smith and waterman searches ? 
i understood in a way that BLAST is used for limited
set of sequences and Smith and waterman searches are
used for bulk searches ? is this so ?
please help me ! 
 thank you 

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